**Thanksgiving Bingo, Lotto Game for Practicing Numbers, Counting, Skip Counting **

Students will have a gobblin’ good time practicing numbers and counting by creating their own bingo cards and trying their luck at this favorite traditional game! Ensures that every card is different! With over 6 ways to play your students will never tire of playing and you will never tire of having a fun way to practice various skills! Perfect for a Thanksgiving class game, center activity, group activity, etc.

You receive:

• 5 different bingo cards

• a set of numbered Thanksgiving picture cards (numbers 1-20)

• a set of numbered calling cards (numbers 1-20)

• a set of counting cards

• a set of numbered skip counting Thanksgiving picture cards (by 5s to 100)

• a set of numbered skip counting calling cards (by 5s to 100)

Give each child a black bingo card (pages 3-7, there are 5 varieties from which to choose). Give each child a set of game cards (you can choose from pages 8-12). Have students cut out the game cards and glue each one to an empty space on their bingo cards. Then play the game like traditional bingo.

Mix and match the calling cards and student cards to your students’ needs/skills. Here are some examples:

Use the numbered Thanksgiving picture cards (p. 8) as the student cards and the numbered cards (p. 9) as the calling cards OR use the numbered Thanksgiving picture cards (p. 8) as both the student cards and the calling cards for an easier version that is more like a matching game.

If students are distracted by the Thanksgiving pictures, use the numbered cards (p. 9) as student cards and the Thanksgiving picture cards (p. 8) as the calling cards OR use the numbered cards (p. 9) for both.

To practice counting skills, use either the numbered Thanksgiving picture cards (p. 8) or the plain numbered cards (p. 9) as the student cards and the counting cards (p. 10) as the calling cards. When calling a number have the students count the dots OR have students take turns drawing the calling card and counting the dots individually OR use the counting cards (p. 10) as the student cards and the numbered cards (p. 9) as the calling cards. Students must count the dots on their bingo cards to find the correct match.

To practice skip counting use the numbered skip-counting Thanksgiving picture cards (p. 11) as the student cards and the numbered skip counting cards (p. 12) as the calling cards OR use the numbered skip-counting Thanksgiving picture cards (p. 11) as both the student cards and the calling cards for an easier version that is more like a matching game.

*Additional Way to Use the Numbered Cards (pages 8-9):*

Math Center: For practice modeling numbers cut out copies of either the numbered Thanksgiving picture cards (p. 8) or the plain numbered cards (p. 9). Place the cards, blank paper, glue, and crayons at the center. A student glues a numbered card to his paper and then draws that many turkeys, pumpkins, pies, leaves, etc.

Common Core Standards:

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4

Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.A

When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.B

Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.4.C

Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.B.5

Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1-20, count out that many objects.

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